First Night Boston organizers announced there will be no fireworks in the city this Thursday, December 31. The event will be replaced with six hours of virtual programming instead.
Looks like the city’s traditional fireworks won’t be taking place this year. On Monday, December 28, First Night Boston announced via Twitter that due to the pandemic there would be no fireworks at the Boston Commons or the Harbor this year. The First Night festivities were canceled earlier in November, but organizers clarified that the cancelations also included the famous fireworks.
Unfortunately there are no fireworks this year at Boston Common or over Boston Harbor. We hope to have them back with us in 2021! #together21
— FirstNight (@FirstNight) December 28, 2020
But don’t despair Bostonians! While this year we may not be able to enjoy the traditional New Year’s Eve festivities we so love, there’s still plenty going on online. First Night Boston will be holding a six-hour-long livestreamed and broadcast event to make up for the canceled festivities.
The livestream will start at 6 p.m. on First Night’s website and will feature performances by a number of Boston-area performers including from rock band Sons of Levin, the alternative duo Of Sea and Stone, Mariachi singer Veronica Robles, the Boston jazz linchpin The Makanda Project and more. The events will be taking place through midnight and with shared segments also airing on NBC, NECN, Telemundo Boston and NBC Sports Boston.
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